About four in 10 senior managers (43%) believe their company is highly effective at recognizing employees for good performance, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam shows.
Forty-four percent said their company is somewhat effective at recognizing employees for good performance. But, 14% of survey respondents admitted they are not too or not at all effective at doing so.
The survey was conducted in recognition of Administrative Professionals Week—April 21 to 27.
Senior managers were also asked, “How does your company typically recognize administrative staff during Administrative Professionals Week?” Their responses:
- Organize a celebration or lunch at work – 43%;
- Offer a present (e.g., flowers, gift card) – 40%;
- Praise them during a staff meeting or other public forum – 35%;
- Provide a handwritten thank-you note – 27%; and
- Bring in an educational guest speaker – 14%.
The survey found midsize firms (500 to 999 employees) are most effective at rewarding staff and small firms (20 to 49 employees) have the greatest room for improvement.